Israel Arrests 7 Galilee Arabs for Establishing Local ISIS Chapter


Gag order lifted: Key suspect proclaimed himself commander of “ISIS Palestine” in local chapter of the Islamic State group.
• Members were trained to butcher sheep to “harden their hearts.”

By Israel Hayom Staff


Seven residents of the Galilee were arrested in December and charged with establishing a local chapter of the Islamic State group, Israeli media reported on Sunday, as the courts lifted a gag order on the case. The seven, all Israeli Arabs, have been charged with affiliation with a terrorist organization and contact with a foreign agent.